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Give big game a chance this winter


February 22, 2021

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Still Holding. Shed hunters should delay their efforts in searching for fallen antlers to help avoid stressing deer out in late winter. Additionally, many bucks may maintain their headgear as late as early March, depending on their body condition and how well they've made it through the season.

Winter is a challenging season for North Dakota's wildlife, with below zero temperatures, snowfall, and limited forage. People can help animals by leaving them undisturbed, so they have a better chance to survive the season.

During a normal winter without extremely frigid temperatures, or unusually deep snow, about 90 percent of adult deer and elk survive. But that number can be significantly l...

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